A few years back, we were knocking at Universities’ doors with a clear determination set in mind: to bring their valuable research into the market. Back then, this was an eager dream. Right now, it is a proven reality. And what an upwards journey it has been.

Edition past edition we have only grown in support, applicants and startups. As a matter of fact, the next edition will welcome 5 extra teams (15 in total) to join our ever-increasing goals of excellence in technology transfer.

The 2019-20 edition was formally presented a few days ago by Àngels Chacón, the Catalan minister of Business and Knowledge. Among the novelties, we announced a renewed programme structure with 2 more balanced stages, inspirational sessions with star entrepreneurial figures (Atrapalo, Let’s Bonus, BitBrain, etc.) and workshops from renowned Silicon Valley professors (Jerry Engel).

Nevertheless, the true protagonists of the launch event were no other than the technologies; the 15 finalist projects represented by their proud researchers and Universities. And they had a fair reason to be satisfied: they were the top applicants among dozens in our territory chosen by The Collider’s scientific committee.

And with further ado, let us present the 15 projects that, with The Collider’s help, will soon kick the entrepreneurial scene:


Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR)

Customized monitoring platform that increases adherence of stroke patients.


Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

AI solution that adjusts real-time oxygen treatment for patients with respiratory diseases.


August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS)

Smart platform that engages chronic patients and health professionals throughout the care process.


Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

RNA-Seq data solution that improves performance and injury recovery of professional athletes.


Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M)

Humanoid robot that engages children and elderly with physical rehabilitation.


Institute for Research and Innovation Parc Taulí (I3PT)

IOT wearable that enables real-time monitoring of agitated psychiatric patients.


August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS)

Facial pattern recognition solution that detects fetal alcohol spectrum disturbance.


Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)

Cooling and adaptable film that keeps temperatures down with zero energy consumption.


Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC)

Business intelligence platform that improves decision making for energetic aggregators.


University of Barcelona (UB)

AI geotechnical modeling platform that reduces uncertainty in oil and gas probes.


Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Intelligent fabric that converts regular clothes into smart wearables.


Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia (CTTC)

Surveying rodes that allow topographic studies not affected by electromagnetic interferences.


Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE)

X-ray sensor that enhances precision and speed of material inspection.


i2Cat Foundation

Neutral host platform that allows telecom companies to operate 5G services.


Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Blockchain based digital twin that permits a secure and efficient inspection in industrial manufacturing.